“The health and safety of our participating students, coaches, officials and essential staff, including volunteers, is a major concern for the return of athletics and inter-school activities,” said the CAHSA Commissioner , Rhonda Blanford-Green. “We are very grateful to the leaders of state, health and education for their shared commitment to a return to these highly beneficial education programs when they are deemed safe for all school communities.
Note that the resumption of all activities and athletics is subject to change based on any changes in national, regional or local guidelines.
The 2020-2021 season will be played with a modified sports schedule due to the ongoing global pandemic, creating four distinct sports seasons during the school year.
Following a phone call with Governor Jared Polis on Tuesday, Blanford-Green and CHSAA received a final response on the plan submitted to the state’s COVID response team. This includes clearance for cross country to start this fall.
Due to the restrictive nature of current state guidelines and the ability to follow Colorado Department of Education requirements, all contact sports have been moved to a season that will start later in the schedule and allow playoffs and climactic events without creating new conflicts. .
“We would like to thank our member schools and school communities for their patience as we overcome the many challenges to get to where we are today,” said Blanford-Green.
The modified schedule divides the sports into four seasons, ending at the end of June: A, B, C and D
Dates and plans for non-sport activities continue to be formulated.
For specific sporting dates and seasons, see the calendar below.
Each season lasts approximately seven weeks from start to finish. Sports will have their regular season competitive limits reduced. The playoffs for each sport will also be shortened, including the number of national qualifiers.
The following fall 2020 sports will begin as originally scheduled: Boys ‘golf began playing on August 3, boys’ softball and tennis are scheduled to begin August 10, and cross country on August 12. According to the modified schedule, this is season ONE.
The remaining traditional fall sports cannot be played under current state health guidelines. These sports are field hockey, football, gymnastics, men’s soccer, spirit, unified bowling and women’s volleyball.
The sports played this fall will all be over on October 17th. Check the calendar below for exact dates.
In anticipation of state data that shows a likely resurgence of COVID-19 cases in late fall, there will be a moratorium on participation from October 18, 2020 to January 3, 2021.
Season B sports will begin on January 4 and end on March 6. These sports include: basketball, ice hockey, skiing, spirit, swimming and wrestling for girls.
Season C, which begins March 1 and ends with championships before May 1, includes the following sports: field hockey, football, gymnastics, men’s soccer, unified bowling, and women’s volleyball.
“I’m very happy we’re having a season,” said Lisa Schumacher, Sterling volleyball coach. “Although it will be delayed, we are looking forward to our spring season. ”
Due to the specific equipment and safety rules around football, the sport will start playing on February 22 and end on May 8.
“I like the fact that the creation of the seasons does not disturb anything of the traditional season, does not create new conflicts between sports,” said West Grand football coach Chris Brown, the best football coach of the state. “And knowing that there is a season there should help student-athletes stay academically engaged throughout the year.” ”
Ryan Goddard, Pueblo South football coach and Colorado High School Coaches Association football president: “It’s definitely not the decision we were hoping for, but we really look forward to providing student-athletes with opportunities to competition in education. activities based in unprecedented time. Allowing our children to participate is what is important, the date on the calendar is secondary. ”
Dave Logan, Cherry Creek Football Coach expected to be inducted into the NFHS Hall of Fame: “While I’m disappointed that we can’t play this fall, I appreciate the fact, given the parameters of the game. commitment, that CHSAA has done everything they can do to allow all our students in all our extracurricular activities to have a season in the 2020-2021 school year. ”
The 2020-2021 schedule will end with Season D. Sports include: baseball, girls ‘golf, boys’ and girls ‘lacrosse, girls’ soccer, girls ‘tennis, boys’ swimming, track and field and volleyball for the boys. This season will begin with practice on April 26 and end with the final championship on June 26.
Sport specific changes, training requirements, game requirements and procedures will be communicated by Thursday, including in bulletins available on CHSAANow.com.
Calendar of activities of CHSAA 2020-21
Resumption of all activities and athletics is subject to change based on any change in national, regional or local guidelines relating to COVID-19. Sport-specific details will be communicated by Thursday.
|Season||sport||Practice||First competition||Championship (provisional)||Max contest|
|Golf for boys||8/3||8/6||10/5 and 10/6||198 holes|
|Boys tennis||8/10||8/13||9 / 25-9 / 26||View newsletter|
|Season B||Basketball||1/4||1/7||3/6||16 (4A / 5A); 13 (1A-3A)|
|Ice Hockey||1/4||1/7||To be determined||13|
|Competitive spirit||1/4||1/7||To be determined||N / A|
|Touch spirit||1/4||N / A||N / A||N / A|
|Swimming girls||1/4||1/7||To be determined||7 + league|
|Fight||1/4||1/7||3/6||7 duals + 7 days|
|Season C||Field hockey||3/1||3/4||To be determined||dix|
|Gymnastic||3/1||3/4||To be determined||8|
|Boys soccer||3/1||3/4||To be determined||dix|
|Unified Bowling||3/1||3/4||To be determined||6|
|Season D||Base-ball||4/26||29/04||6/26||16 (2A-5A); 13 (1A)|
|Golf girls||4/26||29/04||To be determined||198 holes|
|Lacrosse boys||4/26||29/04||To be determined||dix|
|Women’s football||4/26||29/04||To be determined||dix|
|Boys swimming||4/26||29/04||To be determined||7 + league|
|Girls tennis||4/26||29/04||6 / 11-12||View newsletter|
|Athletics||4/26||29/04||To be determined||8|
|Volleyball for boys||4/26||29/04||6/19||16|
|Activities||Student leadership||Following a typical schedule.|
|The music||Following a typical schedule.|
|Speeches – Festival||10/1||1/30|
|Speech – Tournament||11/1||3/20|